What is refrigerated transport?
Refrigerated transport is a type of transport in which goods are transported at a sufficiently low temperature. This mainly applies to food products such as: meat, fruit, frozen food, dairy products, flowers, vegetables, or delicatessen products.
Where is refrigerated transport used?
Many goods, from the moment of production until they reach the store shelves or in the hands of the customer, must be stored at as constant and specific temperature as possible.
Refrigerated transport is carried out using a special type of semi-trailers, commonly known as refrigerators. Refrigerated semi-trailers definitely play the most important role in the transport of food, especially fresh products. The international ATP agreement defines the maximum temperatures for certain types of food products.
What products are transported at controlled temperature?
Food is the most frequently transported goods in refrigerated conditions with refrigerated semi-trailers, and more precisely, perishable foodstuffs. These products must be delivered in the shortest possible time, e.g. up to 48 hours, or must be properly chilled, frozen or heated. In the case of international transport, the basic legal act regulating food transport is the ATP Convention.
Goods requiring refrigerated transport include: